Skip to content

    Eye Health Center

    Font Size
    A
    A
    A

    Radial Keratotomy Eye Surgery

    Radial keratotomy (RK) was once one of the most frequently used surgical procedures to correct nearsightedness. However, since the development of more effective vision repair procedures, such as LASEK, LASIK and PRK, RK is considered an outdated procedure.

    To better understand your options, see Am I a Candidate for Refractive or Laser Eye Surgery?

    Recommended Related to Eye Health

    Children’s Vision and Eye Care Basics

    It’s difficult to know if or when your child needs to see an eye care provider. But most experts agree that eye exams -- performed during regular well-child visits -- help protect your child’s vision and provide useful information about his or her eye health. Children’s eye health begins in the newborn nursery and should continue throughout childhood, says Michael Repka, MD, professor of ophthalmology and pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “For many children, an evaluation...

    Read the Children’s Vision and Eye Care Basics article > >

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler, MD on March 10, 2016

    Today on WebMD

    Woman holding tissue to reddened eye
    Learn about causes, symptoms, and treatments.
    eye
    Simple annoyance or the sign of a problem?
     
    red eyes
    Symptoms, triggers, and treatments.
    blue eye with contact lens
    Tips for wearing and caring.
     
    Understanding Stye
    Article
    human eye
    Article
     
    eye
    Video
    eye exam timing
    Video
     
    vision test
    Tool
    is vision correction surgery for you
    Article
     
    high tech contacts
    Article
    eye drop
    Article